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Physics Courses 4xx

PHYS 400
(2-2)3
ECTS: 9.0
Special Problems in Physics
One-term short research project to give practical experience.
PHYS 401
(3-0)3
ECTS: 7.0
Atomic Physics
Atom models; radiation and matter; Wave equations for simple quantum systems; Perturbation theory and radiative transitions; Quantum Theory of one-electron atoms; Many-electron atoms; Molecular structures; Approximation methods for many-electron systems.
PHYS 402
(3-0)3
ECTS: 7.0
Nuclear Physics I
General properties of the nucleus, nuclear force and two-nucleon systems; models of nuclear structure; nuclear decay and radioactivity: alpha, beta and gamma decay.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 300
PHYS 403
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Nuclear Physics II
Nuclear reactions; nuclear fission; nuclear fusion; fundamental interactions in nuclei: nucleon structure, the strong interaction, the electroweak interaction; nuclear astrophysics.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 402\ Consent of the department
PHYS 404
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Nuclear Electronics
Nuclear radiation and its detection; detectors and equivalent circuits; pulse electronics and processing circuits; gamma-ray spectroscopy and other applications.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 202
Set 2: PHYS 215
Set 3: PHYS 203
PHYS 405
(3-0)3
Neutron Physics
Interactions of neutrons; neutron optics; diffusion of neutrons; resonance reactions; the fission process; neutron chain reactions; applications in reactor theory.
PHYS 407
(3-0)3
ECTS: 7.0
Particle Physics I
Introduction to particles; discoveries of particles; classification of particles and their interactions; relativistic kinematics; measurement techniques, accelerators, detectors; introduction to Feynman calculus.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department
PHYS 408
(3-0)3
ECTS: 7.0
Particle Physics II
Quantum electrodynamics; the Feynman rules for QED; Parton model; Bjorken scaling; quantum chromodynamics and color forces; weak interactions of leptons and quarks; electroweak unification; introduction to gauge theories.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department
PHYS 409
(3-0)3
ECTS: 7.0
Physics of Condensed Matter I
Energy bands, p-n junctions, Fermi surfaces, electron dynamics in external fields, optical properties, dielectric properties, magnetic properties.
PHYS 410
(3-0)3
ECTS: 7.0
Physics of Condensed Matter II
Superconductivity, review of magnetic properties, magnetic resonance, Masers and Lasers, devices, defect and alloys.
PHYS 411
(2-4)4
ECTS: 7.0
Solid State Physics Laboratory I
Theoretical and experimental studies on production processes; characterization and testing methods used in semiconductor technology.
PHYS 412
(2-4)4
ECTS: 7.0
Solid State Physics Laboratory II
Theoretical and experimental studies on production processes; characterization and testing methods used in semiconductor technology.
PHYS 413
(2-4)4
Experimental Techniques in Physics
Measurement techniques in physics.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department
PHYS 414
(1-4)3
Experimental Techniques in Quantum Electronics
Optical resonators and laser optics; laser beam transformation in space; amplitude and frequency; measurement techniques in electro-optics; advanced laser application techniques.
PHYS 415
(0-6)3
ECTS: 7.0
Projects in Physics
Small research and development projects under the supervision of a faculty member.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department
PHYS 416
(2-2)3
ECTS: 10.0
Advanced Selected Prob. in Physics
Theoretical and experimental projects leading to an understanding of the fundamental problems of physics.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department
PHYS 417
(3-2)4
ECTS: 7.0
Prin. of Measurement and Instrument. I
Special purpose circuitry for sensors, computer interfacing, GPIB interface system, data acquisition, principles of sensors, temperature sensors, pressure sensors, motion and acceleration sensors.
PHYS 418
(3-2)4
ECTS: 7.0
Prin. of Measurement and Instrument. II
Fundamentals of light detectors. Photoconductors, photodiodes, and solar cells. Semiconductor UV light detectors. p-i-n detectors for visible light. Schottky type infrared detectors. Charge Couple Devices (CCD) for imaging. Semiconductor x-ray sensors. Gas sensors. Humidity sensors, Biosensors, Sound sensors and ultrasonic measurement systems.
PHYS 419
(3-2)4
ECTS: 7.0
Introduction to Optical Electronics I
Maxwell`s Equations; the planar slab waveguide, step-index circular waveguides, dispersion, graded-index waveguides, attenuation and nonlinear effects.
PHYS 420
(3-2)4
ECTS: 7.0
Introduction to Optical Electronics II
The beam propapation method, coupled mode theory and application, coupling between optical sources and waveguides, noise and dedection, optical detectors, optical radiation and amplification, fiber-optic sensors.
PHYS 425
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Introduction to Laser Physics
Basic principles of laser light; properties of laser and physical background of production; laser resonators, mirrors and modes; the types of lasers; solid-state lasers, gas lasers, liquid lasers, semiconductor lasers and lasers to come.
PHYS 426
(3-0)3
Lasers and Their Applications
Laser principles and properties; laser spectroscopy; measurement with laser; isotope separation with laser; laser fusion; LIDAR; laser communications; laser as a heat source; holography.
PHYS 427
(3-0)3
ECTS: 7.0
Introduction to Plasma Physics
Definition of plasma, plasma frequency, gyro frequency, Debye length, Orbit theory; plasmas as fluids; waves in plasmas; CMA diagram; diffusion and resistivity in weakly ionized gates.
PHYS 428
(3-0)3
ECTS: 7.0
Introduc. to Magnetohydrodynamics
Ideal MHD equations; single and two fluid equations; equilibrium and stability; equations of kinetic theory; derivation of fluid equations; Landau damping; nonlinear plasma physics; shock waves; parametric instabilities.
PHYS 429
(4-0)4
ECTS: 10.0
Statistical Mechanics
The macroscopic and microscopic states; statistical basis of thermodynamics; proba-bility concept; quantum and statistical nature of probability; elements of ensemble theory; macrocanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles quantum and classical statistics; Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein systems, and some other applications.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 210 & PHYS 300
PHYS 430
(4-0)4
ECTS: 10.0
Statistical Thermodynamics
Characteristic features of macroscopic systems, introduction to concept of ensembles, states accessible to a closed system; thermal interaction, entropy and temperature, mec-hanical and diffusive interactions, canonical ensembles and its applications, introduction to Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 210 & PHYS 300
PHYS 431
(4-0)4
ECTS: 10.0
Quantum Mechanics I
Postulates of quantum mechanics; Dirac delta function and Dirac notation; the Schrödinger equation in three-dimensions; angular momentum; the radial equation; the hydrogen atom; interaction of electrons with electro-magnetic field; operators, matrices, and spin; the addition of angular momenta; time-independent perturbation theory.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 210 & PHYS 300
PHYS 432
(4-0)4
ECTS: 10.0
Quantum Mechanics II
The real hydrogen atom; atomic and molecular structure; time dependent perturbation theory; radiation; radiation; collision theory.
PHYS 433
(3-0)3
ECTS: 7.0
Applications of Quantum Mechanics
Show applications of Quantum Mechanics to optics, solid state, and other areas of physics. The course is oriented to understanding of the basic physical principles involved.
PHYS 434
(3-0)3
ECTS: 7.0
Mathematical Methods in Physics III
Series; calculus of variations; integral transforms: integral equations; Green`s function.
PHYS 435
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Int. to Nonlinear Dynamical Sys. & Chao I
Systems of first order differential equations; classification of fixed points; flows on a circle; bifurcations; phase portraits; limit cycles; Poincarè-Bendixson theorem; closed orbits and periodic motion; Lienard systems.
PHYS 436
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Int. to Nonlinear Dynamical Sys. & Chao II
Hopf bifurcations and spontaneous symmetry breakdown; hysteresis in driven oscillators; coupled oscillators and quasiperiodicity; Lorenz equations; chaos on a strange attractor; one-dimensional maps; Liapunov exponents; universality; renormalization group equations; self similarity and fractals.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 435
PHYS 439
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Physics of Semiconductor Devices I
Main processes and systems for the production of integrated circuits.
PHYS 440
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Physics of Semiconductor Devices II
Junction effects; minority injection; transport phenomena; recombination-generation mechanism; tunneling; a.c equivalent circuit; breakdown of a junction; light absorption and emission of a semiconductor.
PHYS 443
(3-2)4
ECTS: 7.0
Computational Physics I
Errors; distributions; interpolation techniques; linear system of equations; numerical quadrature; estimation of mean and errors; linear least square minimization and data fitting; maximum likelihood; goodness of fit.
PHYS 444
(3-2)4
ECTS: 7.0
Computational Physics II
Numerical solution techniques of nonlinear equations and ordinary differential equations; optimization and non-linear least squares; simulation and random numbers; time series analysis and Fourier techniques; method of finite differences; partial differential equations.
PHYS 448
(3-0)3
Introduction to Stochastic Processes in Physics
Fundamental concepts of stochastic processes; special processes in physics; Brownian motion, Fokker Planck equation; diffusion; noise.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department
PHYS 450
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Health Physics
Atomic and nuclear structure, radioactivity, interaction of radiation with matter, radiation detection and measurement, radiation dosimetry, biological effects of ionizing radiation, radiation protection and non-ionizing radiation.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department
PHYS 451
(3-0)3
Spectroscopy
The Schrödinger equation; orbital angular momentum; magnetic dipole moments; Stern-Gerlach experiment; spin-orbit interaction; Hydrogen energy levels; transition rates; selection rules; exclusion principle; Hartree theory; X-ray spectra; alkali atom energy levels; fine structure; LS coupling; hyperfine structure; Zeeman effect; Molecular structure and spectra; diatomic molecules; rotational, vibrational and electronic energies.
PHYS 452
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ECTS: 0.0
Int. General Rel.
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PHYS 455
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Introduction to Quantum Information Theory
An overview of quantum information. A review of classical information theory. Foundations of quantum mechanics from a quantum information point of view. Quantum entanglement and its uses. Entropy.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 300
PHYS 460
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Econophysics
Financial markets, conventional methods for exchange predictions, the physivs of socio-economis systems, stochastic models, scaling and its breakdown, empirical analysis of the S&P 500 index and ISE 100 index, distance between stocks, ultrametric spaces, methods to grow portfolios in stock exchanges.
PHYS 471
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Solar Energy I
Measurements and estimations of solar radiation; calculation of solar energy reaching inclined surfaces; fundamentals of heat transfer and applications to solar energy; low temperature solar energy conversion; solar heating and cooling; energy storage; economical aspects; special topics.
PHYS 472
(3-0)3
Solar Energy-ii
Introduction to physics of materials; material science aspect of photo - thermal solar energy conversion; and projects on renewable energy, like energy efficient windows, smart windows, transparent insulation, principles of photovoltaic conversion, and others.
PHYS 481
(3-0)3
ECTS: 7.0
Theory of Relativity I
Galilean relativity and absolute motion in space; Axiomatic formulation of special relativity; Minkowski spacetime; Lorentz transformations and physical consequences; Covariant formulations of relativistic mechanics, Optics and electrodynamics.
PHYS 482
(3-0)3
ECTS: 7.0
Theory of Relativity II
General introduction, tensor calculus; The principles of general relativity; The field equations of general relativity; General relativity from a variational principle; The energy-momentum tensor; The Schwarzchild solution; Experimental tests of general relativity.
PHYS 491
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Geometry and Topology in Physics I
Vector spaces; algebras; topological spaces; simplicial homology; homotopy groups; differentiable manifolds; vectors and tensors; calculus of exterior forms; Stokes theorem; conservation laws and de Rham cohomology; parallel transport; connection and covariant derivative; geodesics; curvature and torsion. geometry of space-time.
PHYS 492
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Geometry and Topology in Physics II
Lie groups on manifolds; Lie algebras; differential forms with values in a Lie algebra; fibre bundles; connection in a fibre bundle; curvature form. Gauge invariance; Maxwell and Yang-Mills equations; systems with spontaneous symmetry breakdown; Higgs mechanism; Hopf invariants; magnetic monopoles; characteristic classes; instantons.
Prerequisite: Any one of the following sets
Set 1: PHYS 491\ Consent of the department
PHYS 493
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Special Functions for Physicists
Differential equations of physics and the method of separation of variables; Legendre polynomials; associated Legendre polynomials; Laguerre polynomials; Hermite polynomials; Bessel functions; Gauss hypergeometric functions; Sturm-Liouville theory.
PHYS 495
(3-0)3
ECTS: 5.0
Group Theory in Physics
Basic group theory. Group representations. Discrete and continuous groups. Orthogonal, unitary groups. Lorentz and Poincare groups. Applications to quantum mechanics, solid state physics, atomic, nuclear and particle physics.